Donald R. Breitbach

donald breitbach
Donald R. Breitbach, age 93, of New Hampton, IA died Monday, June 7, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton, IA. Donald Raymond Breitbach was born on September 2, 1916 to Edward and Mabel (French) Breitbach in Independence, Iowa. As a small boy Donald moved with his family to New Hampton, where he graduated from high school in 1934. He was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Secrist on February 14, 1939 at Sacred Heart Rectory in Reilly Ridge. The couple lived and farmed in the New Hampton area until they retired. Donald continued to live on the farm until 2007 when he moved into Kensington Place. He enjoyed reading and spending time with his family. He was a member of Holy Family Parish-St. Marys Center. Donald is survived by children, Linda (Clyde) Gilson of Torrington, Wyoming, David (Kay) Breitbach of Roseville, Minnesota, and Nancy (Robert) Pudil of La Porte City, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one sister, Ruth (Eugene) Schultz of New Hampton; one brother, Richard (Eileen) Breitbach of New Hampton; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Mary Ellen, one brother Edward Breitbach; two sisters Viola Palmersheim, and Katherine Duryee; and one son Dennis Breitbach. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the family. Cemetery: Burial will be in St. Marys Cemetery at New Hampton with Michael Gilson, James Breitbach, Joseph Breitbach, Gary Breitbach, Daryl Breitbach, and David Gilson serving as casket bearers. Visitation: Visitation will be on Thursday, June 10, 2010 from 4:00-8:00pm at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton, with a 5:00 pm rosary and a7:00 pm scriptural wake service. Visitation will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Friday. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am on Friday, June 11, 2010 at Holy Family Parish-St. Marys Center in New Hampton with Msgr. Carl Schmitt celebrating.

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  1. We enjoyed many visits with Donald. Sharon introduced us when she had the garden and we looked forward to our time and stories with Donald and family. He was a very kind man and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Bob, Kim, Dalton and Connor Hackman

  2. I am honored I had the oppurtunity to know Don. He was a wonderful man and always had wondeful stoires to share with me about his family. One of the last times I saw Don, was when I left for my surgery, he held my hand and told me he didnt know what kind of surgery I was having but I should know he was praying for me and he would see me when I got back. I am sad he will not be there when I return to work but he left a mark in my heart forever.You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. To Linda, Dave and all of Don’s family,
    You all have our sincere sympathy. Since we are in Wisconsin at this time we won’t be able to be there with you but are remembering you all in our prayers. God Bless You All!

  4. Breitbach family:

    My condolences on the passing away of Don. He was an outstanding person – honest, courteous, mannerly, and displayed tons of integrity. He will be missed by all who knew him.

    Bob Cenek

  5. Linda, David and Nancy- You have my deepest sympathy. I just found out that Don had died. I have so many good memories of growing up being neighbors to your family. God bless all of you.

  6. I remember many years ago when my family and yours went to St. Patrick’s Church in Jerico…such a long time ago! We’ve seen your Dad and Mom many times through the years at church here in NH. They were the nicest couple. I also waited on your Dad quite often at the bank, which was always a very pleasant experience. Our deepest sympathy to all of you for your loss………… Judy (Schueller) & Bill Riley

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